Alex Kuzmich's interests have been in quantum information processing and atomic metrology. His group has achieved a number of milestones in these fields, including the first qubit state transfer between matter and light, in any system, and the first laser cooling of a multiply charged ion Th3+.
Brian Kennedy has interests in the theory of quantum optics, quantum information and atomic physics. He has investigated the implementation of quantum information protocols and basic entanglement processes using light interactions with neutral atomic systems, including theoretical proposals for multiplexed quantum networks and quantum telecommunication.
Dirk Englund's research focuses on nanoscale optical devices, semiconductor spin dynamics, and chip-scale integration for quantum and classical information processing and quantum-limited sensing. Recently, he demonstrated a coupled NV-photonic crystal cavity system to enhance selective optical transitions by nearly an order of magnitude and to enhance collection efficiency of NV fluorescence for fast electron spin readout.
Vladan Vuletic is an atomic-physics experimentalist with interests in ultracold atoms and ions, atom-light interaction, precision measurements, and many-body quantum state control. His group proposed and demonstrated a method using quantum feedback provided by an optical resonator to entangle distant atoms via their common interaction with a driven resonator mode (cavity spin squeezing). Accomplishments include a heralded quantum memory for photon polarization states, and high-efficiency conversion of stored spin-wave excitations into single photons.
Thad Walker has expertise in atomic physics, laser cooling and optical pumping of atomic vapors. He has pioneered the use of Rydberg interactions for neutral atom quantum gates, made fundamental contributions to laser cooling and atomic collisions, and is a world leader in the development and application of highly spin polarized atomic vapors.
Mark Saffman has expertise in atomic physics, laser cooling and quantum optics. He has pioneered the use of Rydberg interactions for neutral atom quantum gates and is leading the development of a multi-qubit neutral atom quantum computer.
Marko Loncar's research focuses on nanophotonics, nanofabrication, and quantum photonics. His team has recently demonstrated optical devices fabricated directly in diamond, including single photon sources based on diamond nanowires and diamond-silver apertures, as well as photonic crystal and ring resonator cavities. His expertise lies in the field of integrated, on-chip, optical interconnects.
Mikhail Lukin is an expert in quantum optics, NV center physics and quantum information science. He aims to explore basic physics of cavity QED with nanophotonic systems, and to develop techniques for long-range entanglement of NV centers.
Jelena Vuckovic's research focuses on experimental nanophotonics and quantum photonics, including solid-state photonic quantum information systems and cavity QED. Her achievements include the demonstration of solid state cavity QED with a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal cavity, including coherent probing, controlled phase shifts at a single photon level, photon induced tunneling and blockade, and fast electrical control of the cavity QED system.
Luming Duan is a theorist in quantum optics, quantum information, and atomic physics, with particular interest in physical implementation of quantum communication, computation, and simulation protocols with atomic and solid-state systems. He is responsible for a number of influential implementation schemes in quantum information field. Together with Lukin, Cirac, and Zoller, he proposed a way to realize quantum repeaters and long-distance communication network with the matter-light interface (the so-called DLCZ scheme).